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Jane Bates
Our church organist is getting on a bit, and it is a struggle for him to move about. Even the short walk to church exhausts him.
June 22, 2016: Nursing Standard
Andreas Otte
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
E Santos-Bueso, J M Vinuesa-Silva, J García-Sánchez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
Christian Foerch, Michael G Hennerici
Clinical case reports of patients with exceptional musical talent and education provide clues as to how the brain processes musical ability and aptitude. In this chapter, selected examples from famous and unknown organ players/composers are presented to demonstrate the complexity of modified musical performances as well as the capacities of the brain to preserve artistic abilities: both authors are active organists and academic neurologists with strong clinical experience, practice, and knowledge about the challenges to play such an outstanding instrument and share their interest to explore potentially instrument-related phenomena of brain modulation in specific transient or permanent impairments...
2015: Progress in Brain Research
H-J Trappe
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on 1685 in Eisenach. By the time he turned 10, Bach found himself an orphan after the death of both of his parents. After working in Weimar, Arnstadt, Mühlhausen, and Köthen Bach signed a contract to become the new organist and teacher at St. Thomas Church Leipzig in 1723 and stayed there until his death. In 1749, Bach tried to fix his failing sight by having surgery the following year, but the operation ended up leaving him completely blind. Few months later, Bach suffered a stroke...
December 2014: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Paul Wheeler
The Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is a technical protocol (standardized in 1983) to connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments. Digital organs, due to increased sound quality and lower pricing, have become a popular alternative to pipe organs. They also provide an advantage of controllability through MIDI. Using MIDI, digital organs can be connected to a variety of sound modules, greatly increasing the number of stops available for organists. For the non-organist composer, organ music can be written in notation software (such as Finale) and played on an actual digital organ...
April 2014: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Rachel J Mahncke, Patricia A H Williams
General practices in Australia recognise the importance of comprehensive protective security measures. Some elements of information security governance are incorporated into recommended standards, however the governance component of information security is still insufficiently addressed in practice. The International Organistion for Standardisation (ISO) released a new global standard in May 2013 entitled, ISO/IEC 27014:2013 Information technology - Security techniques - Governance of information security. This standard, applicable to organisations of all sizes, offers a framework against which to assess and implement the governance components of information security...
2014: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
Fawzi A Babiker, Lamia A Elkhalifa, Mohamed E Moukhyer
BACKGROUND: The incidence of hypertension (HTN) has increased rapidly in the Sudan in the last few years. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of uncontrolled HTN and the risk factors associated with it in Sudanese adults. METHODS: This study was cross sectional. Data were collected using structured questionnaires filled in during interviews with subjects visiting referral clinics in Khartoum, the capital city of Sudan. Blood pressure (BP) was measured using a digital sphygmomanometer...
July 2013: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
H Gärtner, M Minnerop, P Pieperhoff, A Schleicher, K Zilles, E Altenmüller, K Amunts
To what extent does musical practice change the structure of the brain? In order to understand how long-lasting musical training changes brain structure, 20 male right-handed, middle-aged professional musicians and 19 matched controls were investigated. Among the musicians, 13 were pianists or organists with intensive practice regimes. The others were either music teachers at schools or string instrumentalists, who had studied the piano at least as a subsidiary subject, and practiced less intensively. The study was based on T1-weighted MR images, which were analyzed using deformation-based morphometry...
2013: Frontiers in Psychology
Nathan R Riding, Sanjay Sharma, Othman Salah, Nelly Khalil, François Carré, Keith P George, Bruce Hamilton, Hakim Chalabi, Gregory P Whyte, Mathew G Wilson
BACKGROUND: The clinical and economic value of including systematic echocardiography (ECHO) alongside the 12-lead electrocardiograpm (ECG) when undertaking pre-participation screening in athletes has not been examined, yet several sporting organistations recommend its inclusion. DESIGN: To examine the efficacy of systematic ECHO alongside the ECG, to identify sudden cardiac death (SCD) disease and to provide a cost-analysis of a government-funded pre-participation screening programme...
February 2015: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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Sheila Inwards rehearses for an eight-hour 'organ day' to raise money to honour her childhood inspiration, first world war nurse Edith Cavell.
June 5, 2013: Nursing Standard
Linda Organist, Sandra Engberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2013: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Neil M Resnick, Subashan Perera, Stasa Tadic, Linda Organist, Mary Alyce Riley, Werner Schaefer, Derek Griffiths
AIMS: To better target a behavioral approach for urge urinary incontinence (UUI) and enhance its efficacy by (1) identifying predictors of response to biofeedback-assisted pelvic muscle training (BFB), and (2) determining factors that mediate response. METHODS: BFB (four biweekly visits) was administered to 183 women > 60 years (mean = 73.6). Before and after intervention, all underwent comprehensive evaluation and videourodynamic testing. Postulated predictors and mediators from four urodynamic domains, specified a priori, were correlated with reduction in UUI frequency...
June 2013: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Christian Foerch, Sophie Lemercier, Michael G Hennerici
The great French organist and composer Louis Vierne (1870-1937) died while performing an organ recital at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris - right in front of the console. This historical article provides insights into the biography of a highly talented musician who was challenged by disability and diseases throughout his career. A special focus is placed on the circumstances of Vierne's remarkable death. Until now, both a primary cerebrovascular event and a 'heart attack' are discussed in reference books and encyclopedias as the immanent causes of death...
2012: Cerebrovascular Diseases
Ahti Tarkkanen
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was one of the greatest composers of all time. Apart from performing as a brilliant organist, he composed over 1.100 works in almost every musical genre. He was known as a hardworking, deeply Christian person, who had to support his family of 20 children and many students staying at his home. At the age of 64 years, his vision started to decline. Old biographies claim that it was the result of overstressing his vision in poor illumination. By persuasion of his friends, he had his both eyes operated by a travelling British eye surgeon...
March 2013: Acta Ophthalmologica
P Tacik, C Schrader, E Weber, D Dressler
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) the world-famous philosopher, theologian, concert organist, musicologist, philanthropist and winner of the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize suffered throughout most of his life from severe and painful muscle cramps in his right upper extremity which were triggered exclusively by handwriting. They led to tonic finger flexion and wrist extension and produced slow and clumsy handwriting of a reduced character size. Other motor functions including Schweitzer's highly skilful and famous organ playing were not affected...
June 2012: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
Linda Organist, Sandra Engberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2011: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
Susanne Rein, Tobias Fabian, Hans Zwipp, Jan Heineck, Stefan Weindel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the influence of extensive work-related use of the feet on functional ankle stability among musicians. METHODS: Thirty professional organists were compared to professional pianists and controls. All participants completed a questionnaire. Range of motion (ROM), peroneal reaction time, and positional sense tests of the ankle were measured. The postural balance control was investigated with the Biodex Stability System for the stable level 8 and unstable level 2...
March 2010: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
Charles T Wolf
In his Systeme de la nature ou Essai sur les corps organists (originally published in Latin in 1751 as Dissertatio inauguralis metaphysica de universali naturae systemate, under the pseudonym Dr Baumann), Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis, President of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and a natural philosopher with a strong interest in the modes of transmission of 'genetic' information, described living minima which he termed molecules, "endowed with desire, memory and intelligence." Now, Maupertuis was Leibnizian of sorts; his molecules possessed higher-level, 'mental' properties, recalling La Mettrie's statement in L'Homme-Machine, that Leibnizians have "rather spiritualized matter than materialized the soul...
2010: Early Science and Medicine
Elizabeth A Schlenk, Lisa Marie Bernardo, Linda A Organist, Mary Lou Klem, Sandra Engberg
OBJECTIVE: To review the literature on strategies to optimize medication adherence in community-dwelling older adults and to make recommendations for clinical practice. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using the MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, and EMBASE databases for randomized controlled trials examining strategies to optimize medication adherence in patients aged 65 or older prescribed long-term medication regimens. Additional studies were found by examining the reference lists of systematic reviews and selected papers...
December 1, 2008: Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management: JCOM
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